|Date of birth||29 October 1975|
|Original team(s)||Osborne Park / West Perth|
|Debut||Round 12, 13 June 1994, Richmond
vs. Collingwood, at the MCG
|Height / weight||180 cm / 81 kg|
101 (88)75 (62)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Debuting in 1994 with the Richmond Football Club, he was noted as a midfielder or small forward. At the end of the 2000 season, after being out of action at Richmond from Round 2 onwards, he was moved to his home state to play with the West Coast Eagles after 75 games with the Tigers. In 2001 he kicked the Goal of the Year in Round 3 against St Kilda.
Back injuries plagued Merenda throughout his career and he was forced to retire at the end of the 2002 season. He is now involved with coaching at Claremont Football Club.
- Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996